I've gone AG recently, w/in the last 6 months. Getting good beer and not worrying. Summer's a-comin' and I want to turn the backyard and garage into the brewfactory I'm dreaming of. Garden will be turned and trellised for the hops but that leaves the rig...
Current rig is a simple 8gal stainless mashtun/lauter tun/brewpot w/False Bottom, ball valve, thermometer. Have one of the basic 'bayou classic' burners (claims up to 150,000BTU) which might lack oomph. Assorted fermenters and carbs, 5-7 gals in size.
So I'm basic. Can anyone point me to a thread/site/guide that will lay out all the parts and steps to bump up to a full RIMS or HERMS setup?
-12 gal or more capacity into primary
-minimal welding of structure OR just plain wood
-converted Sankey kegs over large stainless pots ($$$)
and for those of you who do full boils in sankey kegs, what do you typically ferment in?
thanks in advance